[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#499578: passwd can't do everything passwd(1) says it can

Reuben Thomas rrt at femur.dyndns.org
Fri Sep 19 23:32:31 UTC 2008

Package: passwd
Version: 1:4.1.1-3
Severity: minor

passwd(1) says:

passwd also changes account information, such as the full name of the
user, the users login shell, or his/her password expiry date and

But as far as I can see it can't change the shell (that would be chsh)
or the full name (chfn).

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages passwd depends on:
ii  debianutils                   2.30       Miscellaneous utilities specific t
ii  libc6                         2.7-13     GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libpam-modules                1.0.1-4    Pluggable Authentication Modules f
ii  libpam0g                      1.0.1-4    Pluggable Authentication Modules l
ii  libselinux1                   2.0.65-4   SELinux shared libraries

passwd recommends no packages.

passwd suggests no packages.

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